Facebook Deletes European Facial Recognition Data

Facebook has deleted all European facial recognition data, the Irish data protection commissioner and a German data protection regulator confirmed independently after reviewing parts of the social network's source code. "We recently reviewed the source code and execution process used in the deletion process and can confirm that we were satisfied with the processes used by Facebook to delete the templates in line with its commitment," said Ciara O'Sullivan, spokeswoman for the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), in an email.